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Lynn, Mass. again! “Children” straining school system as adult aliens register

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2014

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to give more background on the problems in Lynn, Massachusetts this morning.  See our previous post here.  But, I did want you to see this story before it’s too old, and I noticed on TV news programs over the last few days that communities receiving ‘unaccompanied alien minors’ are starting to stress about how they can handle the numbers and the health issues.

Here is Ryan Lovelace at National Review Online (hat tip ‘pungentpeppers’):

One of the questionable “children” registering for school in Lynn.

Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online.

“Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”

Admission of all foreign students — illegal immigrants, refugees, and foreign nationals — has increased by more than 500 students since the 2010–2011 school year, Catherine Latham, the city’s superintendent of schools, tells NRO. Last school year, nearly 250 students arrived from Guatemala, including 126 enrolled in the ninth grade.

[….]

The majority of unaccompanied Guatemalan children arriving in the city hail from the city of San Marcos, Latham says, and are drawn by Lynn’s large Guatemalan population.

See all our coverage of ‘unaccompanied minors’ streaming across our southern border, here.

And remember!  It is not too late to call your state refugee coordinator and ask how many are coming to your state and when.   They will know (they may not tell you!), but ask!

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Ethiopian Community Development Council testifies that ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis could lead to the demise of refugee resettlement program

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2014

The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) is one of the nine top refugee contractors*** used by the US State Department and Health and Human Service’s Office of Refugee Resettlement to bring third-worlders to your towns and cities.

Tsehaye Teferra President of ECDC. You pay his salary. http://www.ecdcus.org/About_Us/Our_Staff.html

They too testified about Obama’s request for big bucks for the “vulnerable children,” but their testimony clearly shows they are concerned for their own budget.    They don’t appear to have a role in the care of the ‘chiiiilldrunnn’ as do some of their fellow contractors, so they need to hold on to their federal funds for the normal flow of refugees they resettle.

As we have reported previously, the Catholics, the Lutherans, and some of the other contractors stand to see a financial windfall from the border crisis.

Check out ECDC’s testimony to the Senate here.  They see the possibility of the ruin of the normal refugee resettlement program if more taxpayer money is not forthcoming.  They also want to be sure that HHS/ORR doesn’t commingle the millions as they flow in from the US Treasury.

ECDC is very concerned over the current funding crisis at ORR that will cause extremely detrimental consequences for refugees resettled in the United States and the communities that embrace them, and may even lead to the demise of the U.S.Refugee Resettlement Program as we know it.

By the way, ECDC is smaller than many of the other contractors.  Check out their most recent Form 990 by clicking here.   Page 9 is where they hide the government grants (it used to be on page one!).  They had an income of $14,959,325 and $14,609,687 came from you!  Over 99% of their budget comes from US taxpayers!

All of our coverage, going back several years, of the ‘unaccompanied minors’ crisis is archived here.

***The contractors

 

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Somalis show their colors in Minnesota house race

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 13, 2014

Diversity is strength alert!  (And, there is another good laugh at the end of this post too!)

For a little break from the invasion at the border, here is an update that ‘pungentpeppers’ found about the increasing violence between both sides (both sides have Somali supporters)—between the “old Jewish lady” and the “Muslim brother” for a seat representing the largest concentration of  Somalis probably in America.

Khan (aka old Jewish lady) vs. Noor (aka Muslim brother)

Our earlier story is here.

From Politics in Minnesota:

The Kahn-Noor race has caused or exposed a rift in Minneapolis’ Somali community that’s led to allegations of violence unprecedented in recent Minnesota campaigns.

Here is the background.  Minnesota campaign need (not yard signs or a voter list)—pepper spray!

The tooth-and-nail contest between 42-year incumbent Rep. Phyllis Kahn and Somali newcomer Mohamud Noor continues to draw allegations of violence, intimidation and voter suppression from both sides of the race. It has also spawned at least two legal disputes.

The complicated relationships that cut across both campaigns can’t be jammed into neat cultural or generational boxes. Kahn, with the help of longtime Minneapolis DFL power broker Brian Rice, has carved out a small but impressive bloc of Somali activist supporters. They include City Council Member Abdi Warsame, who was part of a new guard elected to city government in 2013. Whether that will be enough to blunt the strength of Noor’s support among Somali voters in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is difficult to tell.

Noor did manage to keep Kahn from securing the DFL’s endorsement at the Senate District 60 convention in April, thereby punching his ticket to their primary face-off on August 12.

“That’s why it’s so intense, and that’s why it’s such a mess: because both sides perceive that this is such a critical race,” political expert David Schultz said. “For Phyllis Kahn, this is it… she’s fighting because this is the first time she’s had a serious fight.”

But Rice and Kahn’s efforts to curry support among Somalis have revealed schisms in the tight-knit community, where two alleged instances of high-profile violence against Noor supporters have marred the campaign so far. One, just last week, has prompted a few Noor volunteers to begin carrying pepper spray, and some volunteers say they are afraid for their safety.

Read it all.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are Somali factions fighting on both sides, remember it is just that type of squabbling (and the clan wars) that has ruined Somalia and they have brought their quarrelsome cultural practices with them.  But, as the Lutheran, Catholic and Jewish groups resettling refugees to your towns will tell you again and again—this cultural diversity is sooo beautiful.

Vote fraud alleged!

In our earlier post we reported on the voter fraud alleged in the previous election.  Steve Sailer writing at VDARE asked an important question (when posting on this article)—so how did they become citizens if they can’t understand English?  Here is the quote from the article:

 One alleges that a Minneapolis elections judge named Fadmo called Kahn “an old Jewish Lady” while interpreting the primary ballot for a Somali man who was recently at City Hall to cast his absentee ballot. On the other hand, Fadmo characterized Noor as “our Muslim brother,” the complaint says.

And, here is Sailer’s observation:

If the Somali voter passed the citizenship test, why isn’t he literate in English? Why does he need fellow Somali Fadmo to tell him which squiggle on the ballot represents “our Muslim brother” and which squiggle “an old Jewish lady?”

The white man must stop trying to suppress the right to vote of illiterate Somali citizens; in the spirit of cultural sensitivity, candidates names should appear on the ballots not only in Arabic, but, for the illiterate, should come marked with symbols instantly recognizable to a Somali as Good (e.g., Mohamud Noor’s name could be accompanied by a picture of an AK-47) or Bad (e.g., a sow).

Fun huh!  Eat your heart out if your Somali Muslim population isn’t large enough yet to show you the joys of multicultural political campaign tactics.

One of our top posts of all time is this one from 2011—Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis.

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